Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice (Renal Nursing) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Wellness & Healthcare courses
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Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice (Renal Nursing)
高級護理深造文憑(腎病護理)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
HS055A
Application Code
1770-HS055A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
To be confirmed
Duration
18 months
Language
English supplemented with Cantonese. All teaching materials, examination and assignments will be in English.
Course Fee
HK$25,310 (Subject to revision)
How to Apply
Deadline on 20 Jan 2020 (Mon)
Enquiries
2587 3253
2807 2054

This programme prepares registered nurses with advanced nursing knowledge and evidence-based clinical skills in renal nursing to provide competent and high quality nursing care patients requiring complex renal nursing care.
 

Top-up MSc Advanced Practice (Nursing) at Edinburgh Napier University is tailor-made for HKU SPACE students who have a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice.

Owing to the steady increase in the number of renal cases in Hong Kong, there is a need in renal dialysis nursing services and professional training in renal nursing.

The Postgraduate Diploma programme aims to prepare experienced registered nurses for an advanced practice role in renal nursing and a research role in health care. With a focus on advanced nursing care for patients receiving renal dialysis, renal transplantation, and up-to-date management of patients with acute and chronic renal failure and associated conditions, students will learn advanced knowledge and apply professional renal nursing care on renal patients requiring hospitalisation and home care.

The programme also enhances the research knowledge of the students and prepares them for roles of evidence-based practice.

The programme comprises 2 modules:

Module 1: Advanced Specialization in Renal Nursing

Module 2: Evidence-based Practice in Research in Renal Nursing

 

1.        Upon completion of Module 1, student may exit with the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice (Renal Nursing). OR

2.        Student can proceed to enroll in Module 2

Upon completion of Modules 1 and 2, a Postgraduate Diploma will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

Days / Time
  • Friday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Duration
  • Module 1: 31 meetings + 20-hour simulated practice
    Module 2: 33 meetings
Venue

Module 1: Advanced Specialization in Renal Nursing

 
Module Objectives

On completion of the module, the students should be able to:

  1. Apply advanced nursing knowledge and skills in nephrology practice;
  2. Establish specific nursing care for patients with renal disorders in collaboration with multidisciplinary healthcare team members;
  3. Critically analyze the outcomes of different treatment and management in renal dialysis unit; and
  4. Discuss the essential elements on application of evidence based practice in renal nursing.
Outline
  1. Advanced renal nursing
  2. Advanced renal nursing in child & adolescents
  3. Dietary management
  4. Urology nursing
  5. Simulated skill practice
  6. Professional development

Students will spend a total of 20 hours to complete the assigned clinical exercise.  They are expected to apply specialized knowledge and skills in providing comprehensive renal nursing care to patients in various clinical setting.

Teaching Strategies

Lectures, tutorials, group discussions, and simulated skill practice.

Assessment
  1. 70% attendance of the theoretical component and full attendance of the practical component
  2. Written examination
  3. Individual presentation
  4. Clinical project
  5. Simulated practice

Students MUST PASS ALL the required assessments. Individual student is responsible for completing the assigned clinical project.

Recommended CNE points: TBC

 

Module 2: Evidence-based Practice in Research in Renal Nursing

Module Objectives

On completion of the module, the students should be able to:

  1. Critically review the importance of quantitative research methods in renal nursing;
  2. Examine approaches, outcomes and values of qualitative designs in renal nursing;
  3. Analyze basic concepts of quantitative statistics; and
  4. Discuss the essential elements on application of evidence based practice in renal nursing.
Module Structure
  1. Identifying and refining research questions
  2. Matching research questions to appropriate research methods
  3. Strategies for conducting a review of literature
  4. Implementing research findings to practice
  5. Basic elements in quantitative research
  6. Common approaches in quantitative research in healthcare
  7. Experimental design, quasi-experimental design, epidemiology, basic statistics;
  8. Basic elements in qualitative research
  9. Common approaches in qualitative research in healthcare: grounded theory phenomenology
  10. Action research.
Teaching Strategies

Lectures and tutorial.

Assessment
  1. 70% attendance
  2. Literature Review
  3. Research Proposal

Students MUST PASS ALL the required assessments.

Recommended CNE points: TBC

 
Award
  1. Upon successful completion of Module 1 of the programme, students will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice (Renal Nursing).
  2. Upon successful completion of Modules 1 and 2, students will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice (Renal Nursing) within the HKU system through HKU SPACE.

 

Applicants shall:

  1. be Registered Nurses (General) registered with the Nursing Council of Hong Kong; and
  2. have completed the Professional Certificate/Certificate in Renal Nursing awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE or an equivalent qualification; and
  3. hold a bachelor's degree awarded by a recognised university.
Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$25,310 (Subject to revision)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice (Renal Nursing)
高級護理深造文憑(腎病護理)
COURSE CODE 41G107741 FEES $25,310 ENQUIRY 2975-5688
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Practice (Renal Nursing)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice (Renal Nursing)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method
  • in person, at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centre, application form should be submitted together with the below supporting documents and application fee.
  • by post, application form should be sent together with the below supporting documents and application fee either in the form of a crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to HKU SPACE.
  1. A Copy of Hong Kong Identity Card;
  2. A Copy of your Certificate of Registration (Issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong);
  3. A Copy of your Practising Certificate (Issued by the Nursing Council of Hong Kong);
  4. A Copy of the Professional Certificate/Certificate in Renal Nursing; and
  5. A Copy of your bachelor's degree.


All forms should be sent to Food, Nutrition and Healthcare (Attn.: Ms Iris Chiu), 13/F, Fortress Tower, 250 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong.  Please indicate Application for "the programme you are applying" on the cover of the envelope.

Payment Method

1. CASH OR EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

 

2. CHEQUE OR BANK DRAFT

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.

 

3. VISA/MASTERCARD

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

 

Notes:

  • For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.

 

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